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Migrants (16 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
03 Apr 2010

Every night the police is raiding the 'jungle' and every time the migrants have to run not to get arrested. The 'jungle' is the migrants home. Here they have to sleep under or on the trains. So many of the migrants have bruises, wounds, or broken fingers etc because of the runing away from the police.

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Migrants (15 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
03 Apr 2010

Every night the police is raiding the 'jungle' and every time the migrants have to run not to get arrested. The 'jungle' is the migrants home. Here they have to sleep under or on the trains. So many of the migrants have bruises, wounds, or broken fingers etc because of the runing away from the police.

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Migrants (34 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
02 Apr 2010

Some of the migrants are climbing the fence into the square where they two time a day are getting free food. The rain is pouring down and the boys want to get under cover.

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Migrants (33 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
02 Apr 2010

Migrants on their way to the city of Calais. They all sleep outside the city

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Migrants (32 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
02 Apr 2010

One of the migrants bed. This old building gives some shelter for the weather. And because only few migrants sleeps here the police have not found the place yet.

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Migrants (31 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
02 Apr 2010

Afghan boys, fleeing from war and poverty in their homeland, sleep under old train wagons and in tents in the outskirts of the French port city of Calais. Facing nightly police harrasment and being fully dependent on charity organisations, they are waiting to gain passage to Britain either by help of a human smuggler or by clinging unto the underside of a lorry.
Wahid, age 19. He fled Afghanistan because of Taleban. He had been in Calais 4 months.

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Migrants (30 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
02 Apr 2010

Migrant trying to get cover for the rain in the 'jungle'. The 'jungle' are the place where the migrants are sleeping at night. Since the French police cleared and then bulldozed the makeshift forest camp - known as the "Jungle" - near the northern city of Calais the migrants have been force to sleep on the street, under bridges and in the area of the trains.

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Migrants (29 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
02 Apr 2010

Migrants trying to get cover for the rain in the 'jungle'. The 'jungle' are the place where the migrants are sleeping at night. Since the French police cleared and then bulldozed the makeshift forest camp - known as the "Jungle" - near the northern city of Calais the migrants have been force to sleep on the street, under bridges and in the area of the trains.

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Migrants (28 of 43)
calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
02 Apr 2010

Migrants trying to get cover for the rain in the 'jungle'. The 'jungle' are the place where the migrants are sleeping at night. Since the French police cleared and then bulldozed the makeshift forest camp - known as the "Jungle" - near the northern city of Calais the migrants have been force to sleep on the street, under bridges and in the area of the trains.

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Migrants (27 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
02 Apr 2010

Migrant trying to get cover for the rain in the 'jungle'. The 'jungle' are the place where the migrants are sleeping at night. Since the French police cleared and then bulldozed the makeshift forest camp - known as the "Jungle" - near the northern city of Calais the migrants have been force to sleep on the street, under bridges and in the area of the trains.

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Migrants (25 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
02 Apr 2010

Migrant trying to get cover for the rain in the 'jungle'. The 'jungle' are the place where the migrants are sleeping at night. Since the French police cleared and then bulldozed the makeshift forest camp - known as the "Jungle" - near the northern city of Calais the migrants have been force to sleep on the street, under bridges and in the area of the trains.

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Migrants (24 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
02 Apr 2010

Migrants trying to get cover for the rain in the 'jungle'. The 'jungle' are the place where the migrants are sleeping at night. Since the French police cleared and then bulldozed the makeshift forest camp - known as the "Jungle" - near the northern city of Calais the migrants have been force to sleep on the street, under bridges and in the area of the trains.

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Migrants (22 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
02 Apr 2010

Young afghan boys are being arrested by the police. These boy sleep in a tent under one of the brigdes. The boys where imprison undtil next morning.

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Migrants (21 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
02 Apr 2010

Young afghan boys are being arrested by the police. These boy sleep in a tent under one of the brigdes. The boys where imprison undtil next morning.

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Migrants (20 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
02 Apr 2010

Young afghan boys are being arrested by the police. These boy sleep in a tent under one of the brigdes. The boys where imprison undtil next morning.

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Migrants (19 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
02 Apr 2010

Young afghan boys are being arrested by the police. . The boys where imprison undtil next morning.

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Migrants (18 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
02 Apr 2010

A french policeman where killed by a car early this year during one of the nightly chases after the migrants. Most of the time the migrants are trying to run away from the police on to the other side of the freeway to hide in the bushes.

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Migrants (14 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
02 Apr 2010

In Calais they are completely dependent on the solidarity of charity organizations which organize food distribution three times a day. One should think twice, however, before providing assistance to the migrants, which according to French law is punishable with up to five years of imprisonment and a 30,000 euros fine.

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Migrants (12 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
02 Apr 2010

The migrants get a fast wash before the breakfast.

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Migrants (10 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
02 Apr 2010

The migrants get a fast wash before the breakfast.

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The boy
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
01 Apr 2010

An estimated number of five million illegal migrants live and work in the European Union. A number growing with at least 500.000 each year, despite great efforts by the EU, and in particularly the border states Spain, Greece and Italy, to prevent them from entering the EU.
In an area in the outskirts of Calais which goes by the name “the jungle", Afghan children and adolescents as young as 12 years of age, wash themselves in the waste water of the local factory.
They seek shelter and try to keep warm under blankets in the bushes and in tents donated by local charity organizations. It has been a very long and harsh winter. Should the migrants by any chance have assumed to have reached a peaceful place to rest after fleeing the war in Afghanistan, they have very soon been met by a quiet different reality. In the jungle of Calais the Afghan boys also seek shelter from a different power: the local riot police.

This young afghan boy is 12 years old and have done the trip from Afghanistan on his own.

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Migrants (17 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
01 Apr 2010

Evening in the 'Jungle'. The migrants gather around the fire to keep warm.

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Migrants (6 of 43)
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
31 Mar 2010

The days goes in circles. Time is spendt on waiting for the next free meal and the next oportunity for getting to England. Most of the time the migrants are staying close to the food distribution. Doing nothing.

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Fort Europa 2
Calais, France
By Carsten Snejbjerg
03 Mar 2010

An estimated number of five million illegal migrants live and work in the European Union. A number growing with at least 500.000 each year, despite great efforts by the EU, and in particularly the border states Spain, Greece and Italy, to prevent them from entering the EU.
In an area in the outskirts of Calais which goes by the name “the jungle", Afghan children and adolescents as young as 12 years of age, wash themselves in the waste water of the local factory.
They seek shelter and try to keep warm under blankets in the bushes and in tents donated by local charity organizations. It has been a very long and harsh winter. Should the migrants by any chance have assumed to have reached a peaceful place to rest after fleeing the war in Afghanistan, they have very soon been met by a quiet different reality. In the jungle of Calais the Afghan boys also seek shelter from a different power: the local riot police.